The biggest gaming news for April 23, 2022

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Paradox opens the rights to Vampire: The Masquerade, Sony wins a legal battle over gender discrimination, and Dr. Dre thinks games are for kids.

Welcome to the weekend. I don’t know about you, but every time I have a day off, I take the opportunity to sleep. That of course means falling behind everything that’s going on in the gaming world, but that’s why we’ve put together these new roundups. Today we found out that Paradox was going to open the rights to Vampire: The Masquerade, Sony got off with gender discrimination, and Dr. Dre first let his GTA Online appearance go by because he thought it was “for the kids”. .” These are just our top stories and read on for the rest.

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Dr Dre originally forwarded his GTA appearance online as he thought it was ‘for the kids’

Dr. Dre apparently passed up the opportunity to appear in GTA Online when it was first offered because he thought the game was “for kids”. The news comes from a recent interview with DJ Pooh. “At first it was just no,” he said. “But that’s the normal response you get from Dre. I mean, I was surprised I got him to do The Wash, but he already promised me, so he couldn’t go back. But the answer was initially no because Dre is not a gamer he just hasn’t played any of the games it’s not like he hates them or anything it’s just that he doesn’t I didn’t play them. It was like I didn’t do things for children.

Paradox Opens Vampire: The Masquerade IP Anyone Can Develop, But On Questionable Terms

Paradox has just opened the rights to Vampire: The Masquerade, making the intellectual property available for anyone to develop. The trick is that anyone who accepts the company’s offer will have to shell out around a third of their profits among many other catches. This of course led to much mockery. “The Vampire: The Masquerade deal is trying to have a cake and eat it too,” developer William Stiernberg joked about it. “Yes, make a fan game, officially! Except don’t use the IP name. Don’t fund it either. We don’t want you to have too much money upfront. But if you win money on the back end, we want a big cut.”

Judge dismisses most of PlayStation Worker’s sex discrimination claims

PlayStation has been in court over sex discrimination claims for several months now. The latest development is that a judge has dismissed most of the claims, meaning Sony is for all intents and purposes off the hook. The lead plaintiff in the case, Emma Majo, said after the lawsuit was filed that “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees, including female employees who identify as female. Female employees are subject to to continuous and disparate unlawful treatment in terms of pay and work”. Opportunities.”

CD Projekt may also start offering employees menstrual leave

CD Projekt may well become the biggest company in the games industry to introduce paid time off. The idea is basically that women can take time off when that day of the month arrives. The program will start at GOG before spreading to CD Projekt as a whole. “Menstruation is still a taboo for some, leading to misinformation and unconscious bias,” said Gabriela Siemienkowicz, head of culture and communications at CD Projekt. “I can only hope that this policy will serve as a sign that GOG is an inclusive company that respects the individual needs of its employees and that everyone can feel both safe and valued here.

Ubisoft shares rise 11% amid takeover talks

Ubisoft has risen more than ten percent in value on the stock market in just a few days amid talks of a potential takeover. Several private equity firms, including Blackstone and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, have been circling the company in search of the right buying opportunity, prompting speculators to buy shares in the company. Ubisoft has so far remained silent on the possibility of a sale, noting only that “we do not comment on rumors or speculation.” The company added, however, that it happens to have “the deepest and most diverse portfolios in industry, services and cutting-edge technology, and a large and growing community of engaged players.” Ubisoft went on to say that “therefore, we are ideally positioned to capitalize on the rapid industry growth and platform opportunities that are emerging right now.

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